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Porta Nigra – Kaiserschnitt (Debemur Morti)

I absolutely loved 2012 release ‘Fin de Siècle’ from this wacked out decedent German dark metal duo. It delivered the most compulsive and memorable song of the year in the form of ‘Meglomaniac’, one listen to it and you were… Continue Reading →

Carach Angren – This is No Fairytale (Season of Mist)

Once upon a time … as ever with Carach Angren, stories are being told but they’re unlikely to find themselves on children’s television. In the past we’ve had shipwrecks and curses, and the horrors of the Second World War. We’re… Continue Reading →

Abbey ov Thelema – Liber DCLXVI (Wraith Productions)

“I look forward to next instalment from this extreme and alternative band” was how I signed off “Prelude to Apocalypse” (2012). Well, the Apocalypse has arrived in the form of this 79 minute work by the Slovakian-Polish duo comprising Abbey… Continue Reading →

Re-Armed – Rottendam (Eternal Sound Records)

Who said that heavy metal has to be downtrodden and miserable? Well, no-one did, but these guys from Finland with the Swedish sound manage to bring cheeriness to a totally dark and extreme experience. From the vocalist’s “Welcome to Rottendam”… Continue Reading →

Blåhø – Through Sinister Nightfall (SR)

Blåhø is not the noise one makes into a tissue when suffering a particularly bad cold but is actually the name of a mountain in the Trollheim range that this Norwegian band affiliate themselves with and apparently have members who… Continue Reading →

Screaming Savior – Infinity (Metal Hell Records)

Firstly being advocate of the English language it annoys the hell out of me when I see words like saviour, colour etc spelt without the ‘u’; crikey it really annoys me in fact. Be that as it may I will… Continue Reading →

Mystical Fullmoon – Scoring a Liminal Phase (ten strategies for post modern mysticism) (self-released)

It’s clear from the grandiose title and claims of this Italian band that this was not going to be an ordinary work. Developed over 15 years and lasting 74 minutes, there’s plenty of time for the promised “iconoclastic fury of… Continue Reading →

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